Recipe: Whisky-soaked fruit teacakes

A recipe that defies Paul Hollywood’s Great British Bake Off decree

Philip K Dick: Five of his best books

The author who inspired Blade Runner wrote with an extraordinary prescience about the future

The Amateur Drinker: An eye-watering introduction to vodka

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle and find out what he’s been missing

Move over Bond – Kingsman are the real spy masters

The film franchise is perfect for those who miss the wit and eccentricity of old 007 movies

Jordan Peterson and the transgender wars

The psychology professor is in trouble with the transgender crowd. He is also one of the foremost thinkers of our age

London Film Festival 2017’s most pretentious previews

Cate Blanchett’s multiple manifestos, an art house Jungle Book and a moonwalking Islamist are on their way to LFF

Recipe: Honey challah bread

Homemade challah bread is a treat that deserves to be savoured by Jews and gentiles alike

How to make a perfect martini

Should you go for shaken or stirred?

Open all year: London’s hidden gems

A selection of beautiful buildings and museums that are open to the public all year round

Autumn 2017: The best new TV shows to catch

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Star Trek and a return to the Blue Planet are all on the way

Recipe: Hazelnut, raspberry and lemon curd roulade

Our Vintage Chef whips up her take on a retro classic

Exhibition preview: Basquiat at the Barbican

Boom for Real is Britain’s first major Basquiat show

The Amateur Drinker: Is fizz worth all the fuss?

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle and find out what he’s been missing. This week, he gives prosecco a go

The Man Booker Prize’s biggest turkeys (and other stories)

Not all the winners of the prestigious literature award have stood the test of time

California revisited – and this time with the kids in tow

Mark Piggott and his family head off on an epic journey in search of spectacular beaches, a total eclipse and free wi-fi

How being a junior doctor prepared me for a career in comedy

Adam Kay on swapping delivering babies for telling jokes

The Work review: Folsom Prison blues on screen

A powerful documentary that goes behind prison walls

Open House London 2017: the best buildings to visit

The doors to the capital’s architectural gems are being thrown open once again

Gallery: Mario Testino at Sotheby’s

Artwork from the acclaimed photographer’s private collection is going under the hammer

Recipe: Goat’s cheese and onion tart

A classic dish that’s a doddle to rustle up

When visiting Berlin, go west

West Berlin is becoming more trendy, but the ambience of the old city remains

The Amateur Drinker: Will Guinness be good for me?

After a lifetime of non-drinking, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle – and he’s starting with a return to his Irish roots

Five films to see in September

What to watch in cinemas this month

An ancient history of heavy drinking

From competitive boozing to stomach-churning hangover cures, the Greeks and Romans knew how to get stuck in